Cyperus rotundus is a weed in over 90 countries. The word Cyperus derives from the Greek and rotundus is from Latin, meaning round. Cyperus grows rapidly and fills the soil with its triangle of roots and rhizomes.
The Romans used this plant as emmenogogue in uterine complains. It is regarded in Traditional Chinese medicine, as the chief of all herbs the first line of choice for treating Gynecological disorders.
Cyperus rotundus was held in high esteem by the ancient sage’s of lndia. This super bulb has been used throughout the ages for the treatment of numerous illnesses.
According to the Ayurveda, C. rotundus rhizomes are considered astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, analgesic, antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, antitussive, emmenogogue, litholytic, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, vermifuge, tonic and antibacterial. The plant is mentioned in the ancient Ayurvedic medicine Charaka Samhita in 100 A.D.